October 12, 2014

staceythinx:

Breaking Wave is a kinetic sculpture designed by Plebian Design and Hypersonic for the biotechnology company Biogen-Idec’s new headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

About the project:

Breaking Wave tells the story of the search for patterns, and the surprising results that come by changing our point of view. 804 suspended spheres move in a wave-like formation. When the wave crests and breaks, the balls hover momentarily in a cloud. From almost anywhere in the room, this cloud is purely chaotic, but step into one of two hidden spots, and this apparent chaos shows a hidden pattern. From the first, a labyrinth hints at the search for knowledge, and from the second, a Fibonacci spiral inspired flower reminds us of the natural order and patterns found in nature.

Scientists search through billions of experimental data points in order to find patterns to develop new drugs, to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, and other diseases. Without a particular framework or perspective, these are just 0’s and 1’s, with no form or information. But with the perspective of an understanding of molecular dynamics, these data points create a clear picture about the hidden dynamics within the body, and allow scientists to craft drugs to successfully treat these diseases.

Above the sculpture lies the mechanism that drives its motion. A motor drives a large rotating stainless steel cam. 36 rollers follow the contour of the cam, which traces out the overall waveform. Each roller slides on a linear track, pulling a cable that spins one of the 36 output shafts. Distributed along each shaft are different sized drums from which the wooden sphere (coated in zinc and steel, and then rusted chemically) are hung. As the shafts rotate, the drums pull the balls up and down – larger drums pull balls higher. In this way, the size of the 804 drums mechanically programs the images hidden in the cloud of balls.

See it in motion in this video:

Breaking Wave from PLEBIAN DESIGN on Vimeo.

(Source: Vice Magazine)

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Filed under: kinetic sculpture art 
August 25, 2014

designcloud:

(Source: ratak-monodosico)

August 21, 2014
nevver:

Mr. Fish

nevver:

Mr. Fish

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Filed under: comics art gag grants cartoon 
August 20, 2014

myampgoesto11:

Jaime PItarch: Chernobyl, 2008

(via staceythinx)

August 4, 2014
You can get this or any other EDLUNDART print here, and until Aug 10th you will pay zero dollars for shipping — worldwide!
And, if you do decide to get a print, I’ll use the money I make to buy myself an omelette or something. So everybody wins, is what I’m saying.

You can get this or any other EDLUNDART print here, and until Aug 10th you will pay zero dollars for shipping — worldwide!

And, if you do decide to get a print, I’ll use the money I make to buy myself an omelette or something. So everybody wins, is what I’m saying.

July 27, 2014
iheartmyart:

Henry the Worst, Laocoön and His Sons, 2014
Created especially for iheartmyart.com by Henry the Worst as a part of his animated museum gif series.
 Henry’s Tumblr | Twitter 

iheartmyart:

Henry the WorstLaocoön and His Sons, 2014

Created especially for iheartmyart.com by Henry the Worst as a part of his animated museum gif series.

 Henry’s Tumblr | Twitter 

July 26, 2014

This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by sixteenth-century writers as “miraculous” and deserving “immortal merit.” Formed of one plate of steel and patinated to look like bronze, the bowl is raised in high relief with motifs inspired by classical art. The graceful mermaidlike siren forming the helmet’s comb holds a grimacing head of Medusa by the hair. The sides of the helmet are covered with acanthus scrolls inhabited by putti, a motif ultimately derived from ancient Roman sculpture and wall paintings. (x)

(Source: michellewilliamss, via hierarchical-aestheticism)

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Filed under: helmet art armor 
June 26, 2014
hierarchical-aestheticism:

Bronze rabbits by Georgia Gerber

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Bronze rabbits by Georgia Gerber

June 19, 2014

nevver:

Wood Houseplants Sculptures, Yuto Yamasaki

June 18, 2014

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Calvin Ross Carl

(via airitage)

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Filed under: patterns painting art 
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